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Dragon Touch 7″ Quad Core Android Kids Tablet, with Wifi and Camera and Games, HD Kids Edition w/ Zoodles Pre-Installed (2015 New Model, Y88X with Pink Silicone Case)

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  1. 51 of 54 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    It’s no Nexus 7…BUT it’s also much less expensive, March 24, 2015
    By 
    Adam Wood (Tucson, AZ USA) –
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    This review is from: Dragon Touch 7″ Quad Core Android Kids Tablet, with Wifi and Camera and Games, HD Kids Edition w/ Zoodles Pre-Installed (2015 New Model, Y88X with Pink Silicone Case) (Personal Computers)

    Customer Video Review Length:: 9:42 Mins

    Please note: I received a free sample for evaluation and review.

    I apologize in advance for the length of the video that is almost 10 minutes long, and I’ll summarize the highlights of my impressions below to save you some time. The video shows off the hardware (with the blue case, but it’s the same otherwise) and software and will hopefully help you in your shopping if you’re seriously considering buying this.

    Here’s my bottom line – you don’t pay much, and you get what you pay for. Take that how you want. 🙂 It’s a $60 tablet after all. I think that it’s actually pretty good for the money, especially for young kids, but I want to help manage your expectations.

    Don’t order this thinking that you’re saving money because it’s not a well-known brand name. You’re saving money because it’s a nicely designed tablet filled with lower end hardware. And you know what? That might be exactly what you want. I don’t have kids, but I have a buddy who’s kids (well, one in particular) consistently destroys electronics. I mean – destroys. Mostly the screens. MacBook Airs, iPhones, iPads…none survive. So, if your kids are like that, something like this might be a great choice. Well, or a box of crayons and blank paper. 😀 Sometimes, you should go old school. However, if you want to get your little wrecking ball a tablet, why not save some money in the process?

    Alright, here are the pluses that I’ve noticed:
    (*) Nice form factor and good feel to it – not too heavy, and not too light. It’s like the Goldilocks of sizes for kids
    (*) GREAT cover, IMO. I love that thing. Comfortable, easy to grip, likely provides some protection (but I haven’t hurled this at my brother…who also wrote a review, btw). Seriously – it’s one nice cover
    (*) Comes with Android KitKat, and you can install any Android apps that you want
    (*) It comes with a “Kid Mode” for your kids that will lock them out of the normal functions, even if they try to reboot it
    (*) Decent speaker. Not great, but not too bad with the volume turned all of the way up…otherwise, it’s pretty quiet
    (*) Despite no mention of it in the instruction, you can charge it via micro USB. I don’t know why they even included a power adapter that most people will misplace. Just use one of the (I’m guessing) many cables that you already have for your phones/tablets to charge this up
    (*) It can help relieve your stress if your kid cracks the screen or throws it into a river, as compared to something more expensive
    (*) It might help your kids appreciate the more expensive tablets

    Some not-so-awesome aspects, which might not surprise you at this price point:
    (*) Off-axis viewing in one of the directions is atrocious. I’m not kidding. One might say that if a blind person was granted the gift of sight for the first time and opened their eyes to see this screen at an angle…it might be the most beautiful thing that they ever saw. Maybe. Darkness is close competition
    (*) Speed. Quad core or not, this certainly isn’t the snappiest of tablets. That said, it’s not horribly slow…but consider how patient your kids are
    (*) Whoever applied the included screen protector was either related to the owner of the factory or just generally didn’t care at all. At all. Both my brother and I had pretty noticeable issues with those protectors. Mine had several dust particles (which cause bubbles) underneath. I just took it off…which brings me to the next point
    (*) The plastic (I’m pretty sure it’s plastic) screen doesn’t allow fingers to slide very well without that screen protector. So, if yours shows up as bad as mine, plan on buying another screen protector to put on it. Well, unless your kid destroys it first. 😀
    (*) Battery life. Eeeee. Not a problem if your kid has ADD, but it’s not going to last for hours like an iPad. I haven’t pushed it to the limit, but it dropped over 10% in the time it took me to record the video. I had to charge it before the video because I had it in standby for about a day and it was totally out of juice. You probably want to grab a battery pack if you’re taking a car trip or something
    (*) The cameras blow. Sure, they would seem like magic from someone from the 1500’s. Okay, from the 1960’s, even. Nowadays, though, they are below what I’d expect

    So, do I think it’s worth it? That totally depends on what you want out of it. It’s a decent tablet with some really basic software installed for your kids, but it’s Android, so you can install any number of apps. If you want something cheap for your kids to play with – game on. If you’re hoping to score a super tablet because it’s an off-name brand…nope. It won’t compete toe-to-toe with a higher-end tablet, but it’s a LOT cheaper. A lot. That’s the draw, and if that is attractive to you, then this…

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  2. 48 of 54 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Unusable out of the box, nice tablet once fixed; please read for EXTENSIVE caveats and instructions, March 19, 2015
    By 
    Joe Wood (Andover, MA United States) –
    (TOP 1000 REVIEWER)
      

    This review is from: Dragon Touch 7″ Quad Core Android Kids Tablet, with Wifi and Camera and Games, HD Kids Edition w/ Zoodles Pre-Installed (2015 New Model, Y88X with Pink Silicone Case) (Personal Computers)

    Customer Video Review Length:: 10:00 Mins

    Update: I’ve added a video. The photos below are one of the tablet itself and two taken by the tablet (one per camera) to show how… wonderful… the photos are.

    *** PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VIDEO REVIEW IS *AFTER* I DID THE MODIFICATIONS DESCRIBED BELOW – IT DOES *NOT* WORK LIKE THAT OUT OF THE BOX ***

    *** PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT YOU *NEED* TO INVEST ABOUT HALF AN HOUR IN SETTING THIS UP PROPERLY; IT IS USELESS OUT OF THE BOX (SEE BELOW) ***

    I want to say right off the bat that I received a free sample for evaluation. As a result of that, though, I did some things with this that I might have been afraid to do had I bought it, so allow me to be your guinea pig.

    You’ll note that I gave it four stars. I believe it deserves those stars, but not out of the box. You’ll need to tinker a bit. I’ll tell you what issues I had with it as-sold, and how I fixed them, and as a result why I think it’s a four-star purchase, given the price. Note the “given the price” bit, because otherwise, you should buy the FireHD Kids Edition Tablet. Of course, it’s *three times as expensive* (give or take, depending on screen size and such). My co-worker has one for his son, I’ve played with it, and it is noticeably better than this tablet in every category… unless you absolutely must have Play Store access (which is a nice thing, don’t get me wrong, and which the Kindles don’t have). But, again, it’s *much* more expensive, and you’ll likely looking at this because you don’t have $150+ sitting around to spend on a tablet for your young child/grandchild/favored pet. So let’s see how this can work for you. Truly, it can. You’ll just need to do a few things.

    First, let’s tear it down before we build it back up, shall we? There are some problems with this, and you can’t fix all of them. Trust me, though, in the end, we’ll see the (four) stars shine. But there’s a storm to deal with before then.

    *** Please understand that I do think this is a good tablet, once “fixed”, but there are a lot of initial issues, and you should be aware of them. I apologize for the length of text below, but I think it’s important. ***

    * Issue #1: THE INCLUDED CHILDREN’S SOFTWARE IS ATROCIOUS. I cannot even adequately describe how bad it is, but I’ll try. *THIS IS THE REASON YOU BOUGHT THIS TABLET* and it is horrifically, unusably, unforgivably bad. It’s called Zoodles. You should not use it. First, after turning on WiFi (because – see below – it doesn’t come enabled), you will go to the Applications Viewer (the icon to touch looks like two rows of three dots each in a circle on the middle of the bottom of the screen) and open the Parent Dashboard app. How did you know to do so? Answer: you didn’t. Anyway, it’ll ask for your birth year. Guess what? This is the PIN to keep kids from using other apps, and when you need to enter it in any of the Zoodles apps, it asks you specifically for “your birth year”, not “your PIN”, so if your kid knows when you were born, the jig is up. Of course, you can enter a random PIN anyway, but it doesn’t tell you the birth year will be used as a PIN or that it’ll be referred to as your birth year. Also, your PIN has to be a reasonable birth year (example: 5612 didn’t work). So, so, *so* bad. Next, it’ll ask for an email. Use a dummy one (see below). Then, it’ll try to sell you on the $5/month premium package, which isn’t included, obviously. Without it, there’s not a lot you can do to restrict how your child uses the tablet. Then it’ll tell you you need to install Flash Player. Flash Player was a useful thing, and the Internet would have died without it, perhaps, but it’s no longer part of Android, and these games won’t run unless you download a version of Flash Player. It’ll tell you that, and it’ll tell you to go into Settings->Security and enable the “Unknown Sources” check box, which will warn you not to do that, but the instructions tell you to check it anyway. If you know what you’re doing, that’s fine, but it’s a terrible thing to tell people to do in general. Anyway… while I didn’t spend *too* long on it, it didn’t work for me, even following the steps, and I’m quite tech savvy. Maybe I missed a step. The point is: this should have been included in the software shipped with this tablet if it is essential to using kid’s mode – and it is. So, let’s say that, like me, you couldn’t get it installed. In that case, Zoodles is basically worthless. The “games”? They’re all YouTube videos. Yay. The art app? Good luck drawing with it: not all the touches register, so… kids will get annoyed. There are books to read, and you can record yourself reading them in a video, but… you’re using the low-quality cameras to do so, and as a result I can’t recommend that. You can…

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